Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX


B C Knowlton

December 13, 1926January 27, 2020

Billy Carl ‘BC’ Knowlton, 93, passed away peacefully in Cedar Park, Texas, on January 27, 2020. BC was born on December 13, 1926, in Judsonia, Arkansas, to Clara and Richard Knowlton. He met Hazel Maxine Walters while attending the University of Arkansas, and they married in Houston, Texas, on August 17, 1947.

A proud WWII Veteran, BC served in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Corps in the South Pacific and participated in Honor Flight Austin to Washington, DC, over the 2017 Veterans Day weekend. Avid bowlers, BC and Hazel traveled all over the United States participating in various bowling tournaments. Many will remember the annual activities at the Knowlton’s Sears mail order house in Leander. Every Easter, children of all ages enjoyed an Easter egg hunt visited by Mr. Peanut. BC also participated in over forty Walks to Emmaus in the Central Texas area. His recent favorite past times included Wheel of Fortune, poker and coffee with his friends.

BC was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, his parents, brother and sister; and is survived by nephew Steve McCallum and wife Anne of Hot Springs, Arkansas; nephew Stanley McCallum of Malvern, Arkansas; niece Donna Coppedge and husband David of Pflugerville; nephew David Taylor of Fort Worth; dear friends, Molly and Jerry Tavolino of Austin; and many more extended family members and friends. His legacy will live on through all the lives he touched - ‘to know him was to love him’.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 10:00 am-11:00 am at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills. A celebration of BC’s life will begin at 11:00 am followed by interment in Capital Memorial Park, Pflugerville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Austin – https://honorflightaustin.org .


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Interment Friday, January 31, 2020


B C Knowlton

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Brian L. Robbins

January 30, 2020

I met BC when I was his partner during an Austin Honor Flight Trip. As a Navy veteran myself, we hit it off right from the minute we met. What a great, kind person who became a dear friend. From talking on the phone to attending his birthday party, we enjoyed each other’s company. I am going to miss my dear friend and will miss our discussions. He is part of the great generation and he will always be remembered.

Fair winds and Following Seas shipmate.

Rita Keltner

January 29, 2020

BC was always so nice to Bruce & I along with the grand kids. He even gave up his desk he kept tools in so Lexi could have a desk to study on. You will be missed. We still have that desk and all 3 grand kids have used it.